NETFLIX OBSESSED BY KATHRYN BUCKLEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69
You never would have imagined that Stranger Things, a Netflix favorite, could ruin your life, yet it did, and there was no end in sight. You’re now broke, penniless as they like to say, and you can’t leave your apartment.
Anywho, the sitch was this: Stranger Things Season 3 was released on Independence Day. You assumed your New York City Stranger Things bash nine days later titled Stranger Things Shenanigans would be a huge hit.
The plan was foolproof; give the fans ample time to watch and rewatch Season 3, and read all the articles that contained spoilers, and further endeared the cast to Instagram followers. You’d then invite the afore-mentioned fans to “a pop-up Stranger Things costume party right in Midtown Manhattan” via every goddamn social networking site that your 28-year-old mind could think of. You knew Stranger Things nerds would be so ecstatic to have someplace other than social media to expend their energy on the subject that was the talk of the town. And, as a whore of a consumer of arts-related stuff, you could easily entice them to attend on a weekend evening in the city that never sleeps.
SURFACE TENSION BY RICHARD RISEMBERG 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69
“You just don’t give a damn about my feelings, do you?” Then she snarled: “You mangy cur.”
“If I’m a cur, that makes us a perfect match—bitch.”
“What the hell’s that supposed to mean?”
“You know—cur, bitch, they go together. We should get married and raise some pups.”
“Are you out of your mind? What are you talking about?”
CARVING A NICHE BY KAREN BREMER MASUDA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69
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